One of my friends, Danielle, wrote a guest post on Natural Living Mamma, sharing a homemade facial cleansing recipe that she uses.   She hasn’t had success using the Oil Cleansing Method, but found this recipe works great for her skin.  It is a wonderful recipe, and she was kind enough to let me share it on my blog as well!

Honey and Oatmeal Facial Scrub

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 1 tsp dried lavender (optional)

Oatmeal and Honey Face Scrub Ingredients

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Run oatmeal through the blender to break it up a bit. You don’t want it be too powdery, just break it up a tiny bit.
  2. Transfer oatmeal back into the measuring cup.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. You can also add dried lavender if you have it. This is completely optional.  I’ve made it with and without it, and it works great both ways! I just really love lavender!
  4. Stir to combine all ingredients. It will be a bit crumbly. Add more honey to mixture if necessary to combine.
  5. Transfer the scrub to a small Tupperware or glass container with a lid.

Use this scrub as you would any other facial scrub/cleanser. Apply olive oil or other moisturizer as needed.  One batch should last 2 weeks, if used daily.

Honey and Oatmeal Face Scrub

Here’s why it works:

  • Honey can control and reduce breakouts, it has great moisturizing properties and has antiseptic qualities that can reduce scars and encourage wound healing. 1
  • In addition to being a great exfoliant, oatmeal is packed full of healing amino acids, and it’s hypoallergenic and moisturizing.2
  •  Nutmeg has incredible astringent, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an awesome choice for people with acne-prone skin.
  • Lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties, soothing agitated or broken out skin.  It also has a calming, pleasant scent.
  • Tea Tree Oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and immune stimulant properties that help heal and prevent acne and blemishes.

This is a wonderful, healthy and homemade facial cleanser, that I will be incorporating into my daily facial routine.  Thanks for sharing Danielle and Natural Living Mamma!!

Danielle-150x150Danielle lives with her husband, Dan, and 2 year old daughter, Zoey. They currently reside in Central Florida, where their daughter undergoes chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. She enjoys reading, walks, and all things crafty.




1 Why is honey a good face mask

2Benefits of an Oatmeal Face Mask

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15 Responses to Honey and Oatmeal Facial Scrub

  1. Elle says:

    The only available oils I have are coconut and olive. Will these do?

  2. @Brandy says:

    Love this! Going to make some tonight and add my lavender EO in it! What do you use on the other days to cleanse?

  3. Carmel says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s really lovely and economical ^_^

  4. Peggy says:

    I made a “batch” this morning and not only did it work great, but smells wonderful too! I’m definitely going to try a few more of your recipes. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. jeanette says:

    Can I substitute jojoba/vit. E for the Essential oils? between the change of …….here in Central Fl
    and the tons of money you spend for chemicals you can not pronounce in cleanser, scrubs etc; I am searching for something that makes “sense.” Your recipes here make sense .
    {prayers for Zoey}

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Jeanette,

      Thanks for stopping by! I am glad the recipes I share make “sense” 🙂

      The essential oils can add a lot of benefits for the skin, but if you don’t have them on hand or don’t want to use them, you can certainly omit them. Jojoba oil and vitamin E are both great for the skin, so if you want to add those, you can do so. Let me know how you like it!

  6. Bobbi says:

    I just used it for the first time and my skin feels really smooth. My only problem is the amount of pulling and tugging I have to do to work it into my face. I found applying it to a wet face reduces the unnecessary roughness caused by the stickiness of the honey. I’m going to use it for the next week along with my normal washing routine to see how my skin changes. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Andrea says:

      Glad it worked well for you! I use mine in the shower, so I don’t put it on a dry face. You may also try thinning it out a bit with olive or coconut oil, to see it the application is smoother. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. Danielle K. says:

    Somehow I missed when you posted this a few months ago! Thanks for featuring my recipe, I hope everyone enjoys it! 🙂

  8. Courtney Tucker says:

    I’ve got to try this one, love DIY beauty recipes, thank you! : )

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